The Barcelona Symphony Orchestra will close the Year of Cultural Heritage at L’Auditori with a tribute concert to Eduard Toldrà (1895-1962), an icon of the world of music in Catalonia. The maestro, who was born in Vilanova and trained as a violinist, was the first resident conductor of the OBC, at the time known as the Barcelona Municipal Orchestra. In addition, he was a prolific composer of both symphonic works and chamber music, as well as the author of a comic opera and countless original songs.
The event is part of the European Year initiative, a great opportunity to showcase Catalonia’s cultural heritage in the EU and the values we share.
TRIBUTE TO TOLDRÀ
1 February · 8 pm · Hall 1
Price: €10 / €25
Salvador Mas, Edmon Colomer, Antoni Ros Marbà, Josep Pons and Salvador Brotons conductors
David Alegret tenor
TOLDRÀ: La maledicció del Comte Arnau (The Curse of Count Arnau) (conducted by Salvador Mas)
TOLDRÀ: Empúries (conducted by Salvador Mas)
TOLDRÀ: La Filla del Marxant. Scherzo (The Merchant’s Daughter. Scherzo) (conducted by Edmon Colomer)
TOLDRÀ: La Rosa als llavis (The Rose to the Lips) (conducted by Antoni Ros Marbà and featuring the tenor David Alegret)
TOLDRÀ: Vistes al mar. Nocturn (Sea Views. Nocturne) (conducted by Josep Pons)
SERRA: Impressions camperoles. Festa (Peasant Impressions. Party) (conducted by Salvador Brotons)
ROS MARBÀ: Tribute to Toldrà (conducted by Antoni Ros Marbà)
LAMOTE: Facècia (Wit) (conducted by Antoni Ros Marbà)
GARRETA: Juny (June) (conducted by Antoni Ros Marbà)
FERRER: Suite Mediterrània (Mediterranean Suite) (conducted by Antoni Ros Marbà)
Aleix Palau | 15 January 2019
The OBC ends the Year of Cultural Heritage with a tribute concert to Eduard Toldrà
The Vilanova-born maestro was the OBC’s first resident conductor, a position he held from 1944 to 1962.